The Vols lead the series against Vanderbilt by a 71-27-5 margin, having won four straight and 26 of the last 27. UT has won 13 consecutive against the Commodores in Nashville dating to a 28-21 victory in 1982. Last season in Knoxville, Tennessee captured a 31-16 decision.
The SEC television package begins Thursday that week with Georgia State at Alabama on ESPNU (6:30 p.m. Central). Other conference games being televised that weekend are Troy at South Carolina on the SEC Network (12:21 p.m. Eastern), Appalachian State at Florida on institutional pay-per-view (12:30 p.m. Eastern), Mississippi at LSU on CBS (2:30 p.m. Central) and Arkansas at Mississippi State on ESPN (6 p.m. Central).